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My Event Work in New York
Hudson River Park’s 5th Annual Blues, BBQ & Fireworks Festival

Line-up:
Big Bill Morganfield
Deborah Coleman
Koko Taylor, et al

I was a general do-girl at this one with great help from my friend Amanda. From replacing the waters for the talent to delivering their food to crowd control – my main duty was to be sure that everyone was smiling and happy. What I remember most is when I cut apart some of the chairs to move a handicapped couple from the back “handicap” row to the 5th row. It isn’t equal treatment to stick disabled people in the back just because it is easier. They enjoyed the rest of the show with everyone else.
New York City Marathon
I’m working in the main van at the New York City Marathon. We were in charge of the meet up at the end of the marathon, but by the time that all of the marathoners were back in Manhattan most of the other event specialists were running things from this van as well.

 

 

 
Roosevelt Island Fireworks July 4

I probably had the most fun at this one. Charlie and my sister were both able to attend. I was running the check-in area and then general do-girl once that closed down. There is this great insane asylum ruins on the island that we had to pass to make it out to the point. We could see the barges that lit the fireworks just in front of us and everything we did on the island was coordinated through walkie talkies with the fire department.
Yonkers Riverfest

This was a very interesting day. Started out in the morning with a torrential downpour but with my friend Jeff and Charlie, we were able to get everything set-up in spite of the heavy rain. It was wet and soggy for most of the day which probably affected the turnout but it was a good event nonetheless. This is a pic of the end of the day concert. We had to leave shortly after to catch the last train to the city.

All of these fantastic memories thanks to Public Works, Inc. Lewis rocks the party!

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This is the funniest craigslist item I have seen in a while. Funny in a there are people that eat this often kind of way -how do they live?!?

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DO NOT EAT PRINGLES FAT FREE POTATO CHIPS. THEY WILL GREASE YOUR ASS.

Date: 2006-07-17, 2:10AM PDT
Don’t even fucking say a word. I like potato chips, and can’t eat them very much or I’ll get fat.

I tried out these Pringles Fat-Free chips because they were super low-cal. BBQ flavor. the fuck.

The can said they had 70 calories per serving, which meant the whole can had 490 calories inside total. I could munch through a can in a day with my lunch, dinner, etc. So I got several cans, and began enjoying one a day for the past four days. But what they dont fucking tell you…

Except in tiny print you cant read without a fucking electron microscope

…is that the primary ingredient is something called “olean” which I have since learned is Latin for “Unwashable & Indestructible Ass Grease.”

Oh Yeah. I’m not even kidding.

So today, while I’m standing in the living room debating whether or not Laundry or Dishes will get done first, I get the urge to fart. I live alone, so sweet. I let the honk loose and its wrong. Something just sounded wrong. I know my own wind, and I have never farted a sound that sounded like a fart wrapped in a pillow.

Oh yes, something was very wrong. I had just shat myself. But this evil olean makes shitting yourself sound almost like a regular fart, and had I not been particularly attentive, it could easily have gone unnoticed, I’m telling you. THAT’s how utterly covert and evil this olean stuff is. What the fuck?! What if I’d gone out to hang with friends or gone for a drive, what then?

So I walk carefully to the bathroom and disrobe. before I even sit on the toilet, I wad paper and carefully wipe from the front. Sure enough, it was light brown, and had the texture of soft spackle. You fucking Pringle bastards.

I sat down and pushed a bit, and lo, out came a jet that I didnt even feel an urge for one minute earlier. It piled in the bowl like brown marshmallow fluff.

The problem rose when I tried to wipe. I went through a whole fucking roll of TP and could not get it all off me. So.

I jumped in the shower. Yep, its gross, but it had to be done. There I stood, water pouring down, cheeks spread, and using my own hand to make certain I’m clean.

That was when I discovered that after using my hand to wipe myself (before I soaped the area) my hand came back covered in some sort of transparent grease. It was so fucking foul. The grease made water bead off my hand. It was tacky too, and very difficult to manage.

So I grabbed the bar of saop and went to work.

You fucking Pringle bastards.

The bar of soap came away coated in grease as well, and would no longer wash. I had to turn the water to hot and massage the soap for five minutes to get it to the point where I could use it again. It took me an hour to get the fucking grease off my pucker. I shudder to think of what its doing INSIDE ME right now, but I will damned sure never eat that shit again.

Fucking Pringle bastards.

This is where the joke about “anal leakage” came from. its real. Fuck Pringles.

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I reprinted because it may become deleted but full credit goes to the author :o) -ML

My Apartment Map
Combines apartment listings with Google Maps to form a completely new way to find apartments – by location!

I just wish it had more locations but perhaps it will take off like Craigslist did and then there will be tons! :o)

From site- MyApartmentMap.com is a Web 2.0 application that uses Google Maps and Craigslist to create a unique way to find apartments. Several times a day apartments are downloaded, archived and then plotted onto a map. The apartments are group by greater metropolitan areas and can then be broken down into a specific suburb of that city.


How google maps got him out of a traffic ticket
I know everyone is used to “yahoo maps” or better yet, “mapquest” but I assure you that neither of these are up to par (yet) to what Google Maps has to offer. You can get there by simply going to, you guessed it, google.com. Click on “Maps” and have at it. You can also download Google earth where you can plot your life path from your very first neighborhood to now. If so tech inclined, you can go even farther by posting this map to one of your many life websites. Google Earth

While I’m on that subject. I have decided to start a little project I’m calling “fragmented self.” Surprisingly, this website name is still available. I would like to bring all of these fun and fabulous web communities that I am a part of back into one central place. The web decentralized the control of my media messages (and thus my free time and almost every waking moment) into fragments for easy consumption,, development and grouping. My love of online video allows me to pick and choose what I want to see AND when I want to see it. I’m a part of the youtube community. I’m also an (active) part of many other communities such as i-am-bored, google, yahoo, zoom, myspace and friendster, etc…and I have the 300 junk e-mails a day to prove it. Although the junk mail never ends, there are some redeeming qualities to all of these segments and that is what I want to hi-light. Bringing everything back in under my control and not just fragmenting myself but being able to put me back together again. Maybe it’s just me holding on to the old but I’m just not prone to multiple personalities.

At any rate, this has become a little too long winded for a blog. I’ll cut it here with this – “The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.” ” ~M. McLuhan

Hello everyone!
I recently checked the Google labs to see what’s cooking and found that Google has seen the way of the future. For all of you beginning web design people…close your ears, er eyes. For all the vet design people out there, shrug it off…it’s not like everyone creating a site with the Page Creator can add much interactivity and hand made personalization …….yet.

For everyone else who wants to create a web page but thinks they need to know a bunch of HTML….read on! No HTML needed!

In Beta
Google Page Creator!

Also Google Sets!
List some items and Google will tell you some more! I tried books of the Bible to see what it does.

Disclaimer – You need a gmail account and a cell phone with text messaging. I have neither one…yes, I know I live in the Stone Age because my phone doesn’t accept text messages. As such, I have not tested it out but it looks pretty good. I refuse to get a gmail account….it’s too spooky and invasive to me…but that’s just me :o) Plenty of people have them and use gmail every day. You needed a junk mail account anyways, right?!¬† Perhaps I’ll open one just to use as a junk mail¬† account and test it out. :o)

You know, as I was looking at some of my blog comments I noticed that I have been posting a lot of videos. The age of viral videos is here and in full force. This is rather exciting, I can visualize the process. I remember a few years ago the discussion of what to do with video and how to optimize it on the web was just taking place. Just this morning, while listening to MJ, one of his crew commented that YouTube was his new best friend and MJ commented how he was watching a lot of web videos to prepare for his show.

Now this was radio. Radio is taking its stories from online video and television. As I am a student of mass communication, I start to see some connections. I see an integration taking place sometime in my lifetime. If anyone hasn’t seen the new helio it is one example of the integration. I just want to see this phone have a document previewer, a calendar management system, auto email and radio all in one small, light package also. How do men do it? Man purses are going to HAVE to become vogue. Or will it be briefcases and backpacks…or worse yet, will the purse carrying person (who is always me!) have to end up carrying everything? I don’t think video is going to kill or eliminate any other medium. Instead I see it all converging into a one stop shop of many nodes and nodules. Anyway, that’s my 2…

YOU ARE THE INTERNET!